08 December 2009

The Old Man And The Sea ~ Ernest Hemmingway

** OK **

Winner : Pulitzer Prize 1953

Catching up with a classic
Didn't do it for me!

This left me wanting. Wanting to sink the boat. Wanting to find the purpose.

I found it dreary and repetitive. It didn't engage me at all - though Alphie pointed out its appeal to boys and the fact that it was a role model for writers. It is a boys-own-adventure type tale and it is written in a spare, clean-cut writing style.

Fine ... but it just didn't go anywhere ... except out to sea